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UPDATE: This article is sourced from '5 celebs who suffer with anxiety' by Stephanie Wickens for

Panic attacks and anxiety need not be things that are hushed up and treated as taboo. The thing is, so many of us suffer from them, and that's more people than you realise. Many celebrities in the limelight have had their difficult histories with these kinds of mental conditions, but through different outlets, have managed to overcome such obstacles.

Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games superstar once revealed her struggles with mental health to French magazine, Madame Figaro, discussing how she always felt like a "weirdo" growing up.

Jennifer said that her mother would always be so encouraging, that there was a "light [in her], a spark that inspired [her] constantly". Upon starting school, Jennifer said that "the light went out".

It was through acting that Jennifer was able to get a hold of her anxiety and mental health issues (something she says, even a mental health professional wasn't able to). She also shares that the first time she performed on stage, her mother saw Jennifer's anxieties disappear.

Acting gave JLaw purpose "whereas before [she] felt worthless".

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has also been open about her struggle with anxiety. She says that a difficult romantic relationship she had in her past "felt very fragile, [...] very tentative". Her anxiety grew out of the fear that the relationship would not last.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone spoke to Vogue in 2012, saying that she experienced anxiety and panic attacks persistently for 3 years until she found acting as a good therapy.

"The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend's house, and I thought the house was burning down"
I called my mum and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just wouldn't stop.
I just needed to know that no-one was going to die and nothing was going to change."

If you feel like you may be suffering from anxiety or panic attacks, tell someone you feel comfortable with, or seek help through a therapist or counsellor. They will be able to give you techniques and general help so that you'll be able to have a firm grip of this mental condition.

Source: Healthista


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